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Broken links from confluence spaces: missing domain

I've recently completed my fist confluence installation and I'm seeing some really odd behavior. From the dashboard, everything looks and works well, and I was able to create a new space. However, from the new space, a lot of the links do not have a domain name anymore. For example, going to:

Browse -> Blog links to http://pages/viewrecentblogposts.action?key=ENG
Dashboard links to http://dashboard.action/

Looking at the html source for the breadcrumbs:

<li class="first">
<span>
<a title="Go to Dashboard ( Type 'g' then 'd' )" href="//dashboard.action">Dashboard</a>kbShortcutAppended=true
</span>
</li>
<li>
<span>
<a href="//display/ENG">Engineering</a>
</span>
</li>
<li>
<span>
<a href="//display/ENG/Engineering+Home">Engineering Home</a>
</span>
</li>

I am running on Fedora Core 17

Attached are my server.xml and my httpd.conf files (httpd.conf.txt) (server.xml.txt)

I also have an entry in my /etc/hosts file pointing confluence.findyoganow.com to 127.0.0.1 (as I am just testing this currently)
I have an entry in the /etc/hosts file on my client machine pointing confluence.findyoganow.com to the ip of the test server

Note that if I hit the app server directly at confluence.findyoganow.com:8090 I have the same problem, so this doesn't seem to be an apache proxy issue.

Please let me know if you need more information,
Sincerely,
-Rares

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I have reinstalled Confluence and this fixed the problem. Really strange, no idea why it happened in the first place.

I followed the exact same steps (confluence linux installer) to install on the 2012.03 Amazon linux AMI, with exactly the same result. Even just hitting Tomcat directly still gives me links with no domain name.

That is probably caused by the Server Base Url. You can find this value in your Administration Panel, under General Configuration.

This value should match the URL the users type to access Confluence

I checked the Server Base Url and it was set correctly. Also, if the base Url was incorrect, wouldn't the domain be set to the base url instead of not being there entirely?

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